•                 Staff and Leadership

    We have a passion for people, our town and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

    The Chapel Office hours are:  Tuesday - Friday, 9:30 to 3:00

  • Jon Dietrich

    Senior Pastor

    Jon has served at a few different congregations during his time in ministry, ranging from a Covenant Church in urban Minneapolis MN to a large Lutheran congregation in the small town of New London MN. Most recently he served as the Associate Pastor, Youth & Families at a historic Covenant Church located in the small farming town of Princeton IL.


    Jon and his wife Susan both grew up in Minnesota. He learned from an early age to love and cherish the outdoors, and to see God in His creation. It’s no surprise he ended up in the beautiful town of Arnold. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three little boys. Jon also enjoys tennis, kayaking, cycling, all water sports, a good cup of coffee, all Minnesota sports teams, and helping people grow deeper in their relationship with God.


    Jon holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary, and was fully Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church in the summer of 2018.

    jon @ chapelinthepines . org

  • Jimalene Loring

    Worship Arts Ministries Director

    Jimalene has been singing all of her life. The first song she remembers singing in front of a congregation was Jesus Loves Me. She couldn't have been more than four years old standing on the stage clinging to her dad's leg. She was terrified to be in front of all those people! From that day forward she has learned to share her gift of music with others through singing with different worship bands, leading worship, and singing in celebration at weddings, retreats, and other special venues.

    She has been married to her fabulous husband since 1990. Jimalene and her husband, Brett, have two adventurous children, Lexie and Drew, who are both away at school.

    On a beautiful, sun-shiny day you can find Jimalene working in her garden. On a cold, wintry day she would like to be found knitting in a warm cozy house.

    She is excited about Worship Arts Ministry at Chapel and the great team with whom she has the privilege to serve.

    jimalene @ chapelinthepines . org

  • Scott Kaiser

    Office Administrator

    Scott started with us this July of 2020 and is glad to be a part of the Chapel family! You’ll see him in the office and all around the church property as he works on various projects or cleans up after events.

    A professional student for most of his life, Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Past piles of books, Scott does thoroughly enjoy landscape photography, throwing weights around, and playing the guitar and drums. 

    office @ chapelinthepines . org

  • Chapel Leadership Team

    • Chair: Jim Wagner
    • Vice-Chair: 
    • Secretary: Joanne Padelford
    • Financial Officer: Cecile Kaiser
    • Members-at-Large: Glen Sewell, Carol Ashlock, Bob Ash & Dan Varty
    • Senior Pastor: Jon Dietrich

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